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Postgraduate applicants

We've put together this site to help you through the application process, and to give you handy tips and advice. If you've not yet applied, have a look at our course pages to see if we have the right course for you.

The next steps

We will consider your application, and then make a decision.

If you receive an offer:

  • we'll send you a pack through the post, which has all the key information about what to do next. In your pack you'll find the Graduate Study at Kent booklet, Funding for Graduate Study booklet, GradPost magazine and accommodation information.

  • you should apply for university accommodation

  • explore your funding options. We have a scholarship fund of over £12m to support taught and research students.

If you are invited for an interview:

  • You will be contacted by the academic school who will provide further details.

If your application is unsuccessful:

  • consider your options - the Prospects website is a good resource for information and guidance.

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Can't come to an Open Event?

If you can't come to one of our events, find out about the other ways you can visit us.

Other ways to visit

Applying to Canterbury or Medway?

You should apply for accommodation as soon as your receive formal confirmation of your offer. If you decline our offer, we will simply cancel your accommodation application.

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Applying to one of our European centres?

Click on the links below to find out about accommodation at each of our European centres.

Brussels  Paris  Athens  Rome

Taught programmes

A taught master's from Kent gives you a competitve edge in a global job market

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Hear from our staff and students

Postgraduate community

Very much a central part of university life, our students actively contribute in developing our postgraduate community. Many activities are student-driven and co-ordinated with the support of the Graduate School.

Kent Graduate School

PhD opportunities

Professor Paul Allain, Dean of the Graduate School, talks about Kent's PhD opportunities

Professor Paul Allain

Why Kent?

You work alongside world-class researchers in a dynamic and challenging environment. All our academic schools are engaged in research of international standing and we have some of the best academic and research staff in the country.

Research at Kent

your visa

It's important to be fully prepared before you start your visa application. Our website will give you all the information you need.

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Go Abroad!

Interested in studying or working abroad during your degree? Learn about our Go Abroad programme.


What our students say

What is it really like to be a Kent student? Read our student profiles.


Kent Students blog

Thoughts, opinions and experiences of current students.


Useful links

Other information you may find useful, including links to our admissions policies.